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Nana Mizuki, T.M.Revolution, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, AKB48 Return to New Year's Kōhaku

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Full artist lineup includes SKE48/NMB48, Momoiro Clover Z, Porno Graffitti

The Japanese public television broadcaster NHK announced the full artist lineup for this year's Kōhaku Uta Gassen (Red and White Song Battle), the New Year's Eve singing contest that is Japan's most viewed music television program.

This year's lineup includes the sixth consecutive performance of Nana Mizuki, the fifth appearance of T.M. Revolution, and the third appearance of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. Johnny & Associates band V6, AKB48 sister idol group HKT48, May J. (singer of the Japanese theme song for Disney's Frozen), four-man band SEKAI NO OWARI, and Hiroko Yakushimaru are making their Kōhaku debuts. Howewver, Ayumi Hamasaki and Linked Horizon are not returning this year. Yuriko Yoshitaka and Arashi are the hosts for the Red and White Teams, respectively.

The NHK-General channel will run the program from 7:15 to 11:45 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

The lineup is as follows:

Red Team:

White Team:

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